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Community update on November 2nd, 2010

Youth Centre Funding

• The Hamlet Council is pleased to announce that we have secured long term funding for the operations of the Youth Centre.

• Under the Youth Intervention and Diversion Outreach (YIDO) project we have received $1,640,418 to fund the program from 2010 to 2015

• The money will be used to run a number of projects for youth between the ages of 9 and 23.

• The Hamlet would like to thank Chris Heide for his the hard work in making this project happen.

Public Safety Committee

• Deputy Mayor David Kooneeliusie has been appointed as the Chairperson for the Hamlet Public Safety committee.

• This committee advises Council on bylaws, roads, street signs, vehicle safety and other safety issues


• Last week, the Mayor, SAO and our MLA met with the regional engineers responsible for the GN study on gasification.

• We reached an agreement with the engineers as follows:

- When the current study on gasification is complete the Regional engineers will come to Pangnirtung to discuss options with the Community.
- We expect this visit to take place in January 2011
- We made it clear to the engineers that the Hamlet of Pangnirtung is committed to having a solution to our solid waste problems in place by next summer.

New Hamlet Foreman

• The Hamlet is pleased to announce that we have hired a new Hamlet Foreman.

• His name is Gilbert Evans and he was the foreman in Qikiqtarjuaq from 2000 to 2008.

• We expect Gilbert and his wife to be here on November 15th.

Curfew Bylaw

• Two weeks ago the Mayor and SAO met with the Pangnirtung Interagency Committee.

• The Committee recommended that the Hamlet Council consider enacting a curfew bylaw for the community

• It was felt that too many unsupervised children are roaming the streets at night and causing problems with vandalism and break-ins

• The Hamlet Council will be considering this issue at our next meeting on November 8th

• We will keep the Community advised on this issue.

Airport Fencing

• After four months of raising the issue with Nunavut Airports, we have finally received a funding to repair the airport fence behind the HTA and Coop.

• The work has already begun and we expect it will be finished in the next 2 weeks.


• Many streetlights are not working because they have been vandalized with BB guns.

• The Hamlet would ask parents to talk to their children about this and explain how dangerous it becomes when streetlights are shot out and how expensive it is for the Hamlet to replace these streetlights.